fiestavike wrote: ↑
Tue May 15, 2018 8:54 am
Yes, you missed the fact that they haven't had a good offensive line in a decade, and have a very poor track record of addressing the position successfully. The moves they made last year worked relatively well, but even those were born of desperation because of how badly they had addressed the position for years before that.
You are reading the wrong things into the frustration many people have about the way they have handled that position, and their consistent failure to invest meaninfully in it.
You guys said all this last year and were all predicting another 8 win or worse season. Then the roster started Case Keenum for 15 games and won 12 of those games. So to be blunt, I think you are all out to lunch. All offseason there was a constant drum beat to can Spielman while guys like me and PHP were saying "hey wait a minute, this team could be really good." Turns out we were right.
Now they didn't draft a guard, but signed a legit DT and top 10 starting QB and here we are again back on the "Rick Sucks Bus."
Well, I don't want to ride the bus! How does a GM suck when his team started a back up QB (CASE FREAKING KEENUM?!?!?!) for 15 games and went to the NFC Championship game? Why after a 13 win season are we going to suddenly fall off our rocker because Joe Berger retired? Honestly, why?
This goes hand in hand to my response to the outrage post that cited Dallas as an example of how to built an OL. No one disagrees that Dallas has done a great job building the best OL in the NFL. But my point in response is quite salient to both his rumblings and those that have followed: They haven't won a playoff game behind that OL since 2014. So I have to question the premise. Quite simply: the team with the best OL doesn't win playoff games very often. Why might that be? Could it be roster balance? QB play? The Viking with a worse OL won 13 games last year? How come?
We are returning 4 out of 5 starters on OL, a group that wasn't bad last season. Is losing Joe Berger such a critical loss that now Cousins can't play QB? Is Dalvin Cook going to suddenly be 1/2 the RB he was last year because of losing Joe Berger? Is Adam Thielen going to stop catching passes? Is our Defense going to suddenly fall out of bed and play like Dom Capers is our DC (heh!) because Joe Berger retire?
I know it sounds completely asinine, that is the point, that is absurd position you guys are effectively taking. We have a hole at RG, now we suck. And who got rid of the vomit emoji???